Complexity and difficulty of language features and second language instruction.

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This chapter discusses how the effects, and effectiveness of various types of language instruction and teaching are mediated by the various forms of complexity and difficulty of the linguistic structures targeted by the instruction and teaching.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics
EditorsCarol Chapelle
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Chapter5 (D)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781119147367
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Second language acquisition
  • language instruction
  • Complexity


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